Renate Bertlmann (b.1943, Vienna, Austria) is a leading Austrian feminist avant-garde visual artist, who since the early 1970s has focused on issues surrounding themes of sexuality, love, gender and eroticism within a social context, with her own body often serving as the artistic medium. Her diverse practice spans across painting, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture and performance, and actively confronts the social stereotypes assigned to masculine and feminine behaviours and relationships.
Bertlmann represents Austria at the Biennale Arte 2019 – 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice from 11 May until 24 November 2019. Her exhibition 'Hier ruht meine Zärtlichkeit [Here lies my Tenderness]' inaugurates the new State Gallery of Lower Austria in Krems from 25 May – 29 September 2019.
Renate Bertlmann is represented by Richard Saltoun Gallery, London and Galerie Steinek, Vienna.